Just when it looked like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Couldn’t go any further, she compared the rules of pandemic masking to the evils of the Holocaust. He is the latest in a long line of offenses that go far beyond partisanship, including his strange and potentially dangerous obsession with his congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y. Greene has already been removed from his committee duties, a remedy that seems to have only given him more time to commit misdeeds.
The house is not helpless here. There is a process of expulsion of limbs that discredit the body. Greene has crossed that threshold several times now.
In a political era full of vitriol and misinformation, Greene has become the most recognized face of both in Congress, a remarkable success as she had just sat for her first term in the House in January. A far-right activist who traded enthusiastically in absurd conspiracy theories like QAnon, his scheme is based on xenophobia and racism. Two years before taking office, for example, he was shown a video walking down the aisles of Congress begging belligerently at the doors of the offices of Ocasio-Cortez and other black progressive congressmen alleging they were legitimately in power.
In February, a month after she was sworn in, Greene’s House colleagues, including 11 fellow Republicans, voted to remove her from their committees based on their history of violent rhetoric. In his defense, Greene stated that his previous comments “do not represent me.” But everything he has done since then indicates otherwise. She has continued her haunting obsession with Ocasio-Cortez, recently took her out of the House of Commons, embroidering allegations about terrorism and socialism. Representative Cori Bush, D-St. Louis, like so many of Greene’s targets, a progressive and a woman of color, moved his office away from Greene, alleging that Greene had committed to her and her staff. Greene has repeatedly rejected the house floor mask rules, which has recently resulted in a $ 500 fine.